November 5, 2019
Feminist film theorist Patricia White spoke about lesbianism and the horror genre as part of programming for Queer Paranormal (an exhibition concerning Shirley Jackson and “The Haunting of Hill House”). White is professor of film and media studies at Swarthmore College and author of Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability. Her essay “Female Spectator, Lesbian Spector: The Haunting” influenced the conception of Queer Paranormal, which presents a range of artistic practices “haunted” by historical, political and sexual difference. The exhibition was curated by the New York-based group Two Chairs with Usdan Gallery director Anne Thompson.